U.S. and World War II Europe: Memory and Memorials

Office of Study Abroad, Michigan State University
College
of Arts and Letters
American Studies and Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities

Dr.
Jeff Charnley, Faculty Program Leader

Julie O'Connor, Program Assistant

15. May - 29. June, 2006


On Campus Phase of Program 15-25 May 2006

    

Departure from Detroit Metro 2 June 2006

Selected Student Writing Assignments
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  London (1) (2)

  Dover

Normandy, France

D-Day Invasion Areas

Sword, Juno and Gold Beaches

Modern “Flower Power”

Carentan

Ste. Mere Eglise

   Utah Beach  

  

Omaha Beach and the US Military Cemetery  

 

Le Mont Saint Michel and a Special Group Dinner as We Leave Normandy


 

Paris

     

 Epernay, France


 Luxembourg

 Bastogne, Belgium

                                                                     Nuts!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

      Sherman Tank and Students Examining a Local War Memorial

“Route of Liberty” KM marker 1147—688 miles from the first marker at Utah Beach in Normandy

 Moselle River and Koblenz, Germany

 Rhine River Cruise

Students exploring this German university town

Weimar, Germany

 
A “Balanced Diet” of Brats                           Market Square in Weimar, Germany
 Buchenwald Concentration Camp

  

Students study the “Little Camp Memorial” at Buchenwald

Elie Wiesel was among those imprisoned in this part of Buchenwald and liberated in April 1945.

 Berlin

One of the many Berlin Bears on display in the city during our stay in 2006

                     Amsterdam

Street scene near a canal in Amsterdam 

                            We’ve  just visited the Anne Frank House Museum. 

The original copy of Anne’s famous wartime diary is at this museum.

 

Homeward Bound!

We’re ready to board our flight back to the US from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on 29 June 2006!

Final exams are completed!

 

 


[Page last updated at end of program on 29 June 2006]